Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps recently opened their store in Metro Manila at the 2nd floor of O Square in Greenhills. We are intimately aware of the Blue Posts brand, having lived in Davao a number of years. They started as a gastro pub before opening the chain of seafood restaurants. I’ve visited their Davao branches a few times during previous visits to the city and am happy to have it nearby.
They have a compact menu with crabs and shrimps being the highlight but with some meat dishes to match. For crabs, they get fresh shipment daily and will bring over the choices for you to select depending on your size preference. After completing your order, they’ll lay down a fresh white sheet of paper on top of the table, and then offer bibs and gloves if you so prefer.
Crab and Shrimp Roll (P259). Well fried and not oily but nothing exciting, order if you like some small bites to start but still want crab and shrimps.
Spicy Beef Soup (P89). They were not kidding when they said it was spicy. The innocent looking broth with beef cubes and bits of vegetables packs a mean kick. You are forewarned.
Grilled Native Chicken (P389). This is one of my non seafood must orders at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps. Fresh native chicken are flown in from Davao daily so stocks are limited. Grilled with aromatics same as what they use in lechon, the more flavorful albeit slightly tougher meat shines.
Garlic Pork Belly (P275). Deep fried pork cubes served with lots of garlic and some lemon to cut a bit of the richness if needed.
Garlic Fried Crabs (P1800/kilogram). All those other dishes are just preparation for the main event, crabs and shrimps. Deep fried to perfection with lots and lots of garlic. There are 4 other seafood preparations to pick from (Blue Posts Boil, Sambal, Garlic Lemon Butter, and Salted Egg).
Look at how much garlic there is in just one piece of crab, those taste great mixed into plain rice.
Irene doesn’t eat crab claws so I’m in charge of polishing them off. What part of the crab do you guys like?
Shrimps in Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce (P573/lb). This is a good choice for those looking for a tasty, non spicy sauce. The lemon adds citrus tartness that cuts the richness of butter and the garlic enhances both. Our favorite is still the Buttered Cereal Prawns, Lauren eats half an order of that.
Pomelo Cream Salad with Corn (P89). A curious sweet finish that was surprisingly good. Pomelo chunk, generous amount of cream, graham bits plus crisp corn kernels.
We love that we can get our native chicken, crab and shrimp fix a short ride away. We recommend the cereal prawns, fried garlic crabs and the native chicken, exactly what we had on a recent visit and what we will be having on subsequent ones.